Auto Transport Quotes: Toyota Sienna
The Toyota Sienna is a minivan offered by the Toyota Motor Company and sold in markets worldwide, with models sold in North America manufactured at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Facility in Princeton, Indiana. The Toyota Sienna was introduced in 2001 as the second iteration of the Previa, which was first released in 1997 to somewhat lackluster reviews. The Sienna shares a platform with the Toyota Camry, though the Sienna’s platform is heavily modified since it’s a minivan and not a standard car. Currently in its third generation as of 2010, the Toyota Sienna is currently the only minivan on the market to offer all-wheel drive and the new Sienna was the first to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick in 2010.
The Sienna was originally introduced in 1997 and when it first debuted it had a shorter wheelbase than its competitors, which – as Chrysler discovered with their early Town & Country models – led to shaking at high speeds and other traits generally deemed undesirable by consumers. By 2001, the Sienna had undergone extensive modifications, including a lengthened wheelbase to bump it up to the same dimensions as minivans sold by competitors and to get rid of the problems associated with its short frame. Toyota, however, released the second-generation Sienna in 2003, just two years after the mid-cycle upgrade done in 2001. This might have been a bold move at the time, but it paid off, as the Sienna is one of Toyota’s best-selling American vehicles and includes new features such as an auto-access seat for disabled people – the first automaker to offer such a feature.
As a minivan, the Sienna is obviously taller, heavier, wider and longer than a standard car, not to mention heavier. Shipping a minivan is generally doable on a standard auto transport truck, but the larger dimensions may result in higher costs than would normally accompany a standard-sized vehicle. This is common, though, and should be reflected in any quotes you receive, so the additional price will not be tacked on after the fact. One of the nice things about minivans is that, while they may be larger than most standard vehicles, they can still fit just fine on the back of a standard open auto transport truck, which will help keep prices lower and pickup times faster than if you were to require a flatbed transportation truck.
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